Most people first heard of David Koresh, the charismatic leader of the religious sect that came to be called ‘The Branch Dividians’, and the Dividians themselves, in February of 1993, but the Branch Dividians had existed for fifty years before Koresh was even born.
They were a break off of the Seven Day Adventist’s Church, and were originally lead by a man by the name of Victor Halhead. They were formed in 1935, and based their
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we have not found any of that.
There was no conspiracy to kill Branch Dividians.
The record of the Waco incident documents mistakes,
but the record from Waco does not evidence, however,
any improper motive or intent on the part of law enforcement.
David Koresh and the Dividians set fire to themselves.
They committed suicide.
The Government did not do that.
--Orrin G. Hatch--
--U.S. Senate Utah (R)--
(Waco: Rules Of Engagement; SP02:17:00)